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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Did NBC's Jane Stone Send Anti-Semitic Slur?

Americans for Limited Government sent a e-mail, marked for immediate release, to NBC's Jane Stone calling on Congress to pass the 'Defund ACORN Act'. The response which they recieved back was , "Bite me Jew Boy!" To which ALG issued the following statement; Americans for Limited Government is appalled that an employee of the NBC news network apparently felt it was appropriate to send an email to an ALG employee, in response to a standard news release, saying, "Bite me, Jew Boy."

According to ALG records, the email came from the Blackberry and email address of Jane Stone, a producer for NBC's Dateline. The email was sent to Alex Rosenwald, the ALG Director of Media Outreach.

The news release to which Ms Stone apparently responded was one in which ALG called upon Congress to defund ACORN. Americans for Limited Government does not contend that NBC or its parent company GE, are anti-Semitic. What is highly disturbing, however, is that there clearly is a culture at NBC that has allowed this person who clearly has issues to go unchecked.

Ms Stone claims she did not send the offensive email. If that is not the case, we at ALG call upon her to help ascertain who did send it using her Blackberry and her email address. If Ms Stone did, in fact, send it, we at ALG call upon Ms Stone to apologize to Mr. Rosenwald, and we call upon the NBC hierarchy above Ms Stone to join her in issuing that apology.

NBC is denying ALG's allegations. NBC News president Steve Capus said, “I’m still in shock, and outraged that this reckless organization would go out with such a defamatory, irresponsible statement."

ALG is emphatic that they did their 'due diligence' before going public.

ALG Response to NBC Accusations on Politico: "We did our due diligence."

Carter Clews, Director of Communications, Americans for Limited Government

We at Americans for Limited Government are saddened that instead of helping us to get to the bottom of the hateful email that was indeed sent from NBC's server, and this can be verified, and was not tampered with, which can also be verified, that NBCPresident Steve Capus has instead chosen to circle the wagons and protect what is indefensible with hysterical, frantic accusations.

This email has left a digital footprint that is undeniable. We did our due diligence. We have confirmed that it indeed came from NBC's server and Jane Stone's email address.

As before, we renew our offer that we made to both Ms. Stone and NBC President Capus over the phone today to get to the bottom of who sent this email from Ms. Stone's Blackberry email address. That offer remains open, and we would like it very much if both Ms. Stone and NBC would issue an apology to both Americans for Limited Government, and Mr. Alex Rosenwald, who was the target of this hateful email.

So, did she, or didn't she? I am sure that there will be more to come very soon.

1 comment:

Z said...

WOW......Of course, if this were FOX, the story would be EVERYWHERE in the msm, right?
I wonder how far this'll go since it IS the msm? (though, let's face it, FOX is so much higher in the ratings, THEY are msm now!)
Imagine that horrible term EVER being used these days...very sad.